About Sean Flynn
Sean Flynn is an economist and the founder of Impact Econometrics LLC, headquartered in Upland, Calif. Mr. Flynn is skilled in conducting USCIS-compliant economic impact studies involving complex input/output models, such as RIMS II, for EB-5 development projects. He started Impact Econometrics after completing an economic impact analysis to assist a friend who was utilizing EB-5 money for a major hotel project in California. Now he works with top immigration lawyers to both fund American entrepreneurs and to give international investors the opportunity to become U.S. citizens. Mr. Flynn has been consulted on a number of projects in fields such as hospitality, retirement, and recreation in order to calculate the economic impact related to construction, operation, remodeling, and more.
Mr. Flynn’s research specialties include behavioral economics and behavioral finance, with a focus on irrational investors. He is an associate professor of economics at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., where he teaches finance, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and gender economics. He previously served for seven years as an assistant professor of Economics, at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he taught classes such as Introductory Microeconomics, and Financial Markets and Investments.
In addition to making multiple appearances on media outlets such as ABC News, NPR, and FOX Business, Mr. Flynn is the author of Economics for Dummies (Wiley), an international best-seller translated into seven foreign languages. He is also a coauthor of the best-selling college economics textbook in the world, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies, 20th Edition (McGraw-Hill). He has further written a number of peer-reviewed research articles for publications such as the Journal of Financial Markets and The Journal of Financial Research.
Mr. Flynn received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, with his dissertation completed under 2001 Nobel Laureate George Akerlof’s supervision.